"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella
Dr. Rhonda McEwen has been a Dialogue Education practitioner and educator since 2001. Rhonda is an experienced teacher in both formal and non-formal educational contexts and she is deeply committed to grounding her teaching and design in the principles and practices of Dialogue Education.
Originally from Canada, she brings over 25 years of international and cross-cultural experience with a background in international and community development, education, training, and curriculum design. Rhonda has worked at the community, regional, and global levels with international development organizations, including Food for the Hungry (FHI) and World Concern. She has lived and worked abroad in a variety of countries throughout Asia and Africa. Rhonda previously served as Director of Training for both Food for the Hungry International and the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College, and she has served as adjunct faculty at a number of educational institutions.
Rhonda currently teaches in the graduate programs in Intercultural Studies and Intercultural Education at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. She continues to be involved as a consultant and trainer with both local and international organizations. Rhonda is deeply committed to being a “bridge builder,” and values collaboration and dialogue between disciplines, sectoral areas, cultures, and especially the academy and practitioner. Her educational background includes a BA in Linguistics from the University of Ottawa, an MA in Cross-cultural Studies from Dallas Seminary, and a PhD in Educational Studies, from Trinity International University.